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Maruchan Virginia Inc. Celebrates Groundbreaking on Manufacturing Expansion

Maruchan Virginia Inc. Celebrates Groundbreaking on Manufacturing Expansion

Maruchan Virginia Inc., a subsidiary of the Tokyo-based Toyo Suisan Kaisha Ltd., officially broke ground on a manufacturing expansion on its Chesterfield, Virginia campus, which opened in 1989. The “Soup Room Expansion,” as it’s being called, consists of an additional building for the production and packaging of the various flavor packets that make up the company’s well-known ramen noodle packages.

Gray Construction, a leading engineering, architecture and construction firm, has been selected to perform design-build services on this project. The highly automated expansion will include a 60,000 s.f. building with two-story mezzanine floors.

“Part of Gray’s purpose is to ‘make a difference,’” said Stephen Gray, president and CEO of Gray Construction. “Knowing this project will allow Maruchan to bring more of its well-known products to its customers allows us to fulfill our purpose.”

“We want to congratulate Maruchan and look forward to working together,” he added.

The ceremony included remarks from Mr. Noritake Sumimoto, president of Maruchan Virginia Inc., and Brett Goode, vice president of Gray’s South Atlantic Office.

The project is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2019.

About Maruchan Virginia Inc.

Maruchan Virginia Inc. is a subsidiary of the Tokyo-based Toyo Suisan Kaisha Ltd. The company has three other production facilities in the U.S., one in the San Antonio, Texas area and two in South Orange County, California, as well as operations throughout Brazil, Mexico and Japan. Maruchan provides all the classic flavors it is known for and adds exciting new products each year.

For more information, visit https://www.maruchan.com/.

About Gray Construction

Gray Construction is a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm with nearly 60 years of experience in food and beverage, manufacturing, automotive, distribution and retail facility construction. Currently, Gray has several large projects that are under way or recently completed including: a Mercedes-Benz manufacturing facility in Vance, Ala., as well as a new global logistics parts consolidation center (PCC) for Mercedes-Benz in Woodstock, Ala.; world-class DogStar® Kitchens for Champion Petfoods in Auburn, Ky., as well as custom-fitted NorthStar® Kitchens for Champion in Alberta, Canada; a manufacturing facility for Italian paper product manufacturer Sofidel in Circleville, Ohio and Okla.; a fresh pork processing facility in Coldwater, Mich., for Clemens Food Group; and a state-of-the-art facility for Kraft Heinz in Davenport, Iowa, named Food Engineering Magazine’s 2018 Plant of the Year.

For more information on Gray, visit www.gray.com.